Messianic Prophecies

Specific prophecies about the birth and life of Christ

  1. He will be a descendant of Abraham (Gen. 22:18; Gal.3:16)
  2. He will be descended through Isaac not Ishmael (Gen. 21:12; Lk. 3:23-24)
  3. From the line of Jacob (Num. 24:17; Lk, 3:23-24)
  4. From the tribe of Judah (Gen. 49:10; Lk. 3:23-24)
  5. He will come from the family line of Jesse (Is. 11:1; Lk. 3:23-24)
  6. From the house and lineage of David (Jer. 23:5; Lk. 3:23-24)
  7. He will be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2; Mt. 2:1)
  8. He will be preceded by a messenger who will announce His advent (Is. 40:3; Mt. 3:1-2)
  9. He will teach in parables (Ps. 78:2; Mt. 13:34-35)
  10. He will perform many miracles (Is. 35:5-6; Mt. 9:35)
  11. He will ride into Jerusalem on a donkey (Zec. 9:9; Mt. 21:2; Lk. 19:35-37)
  12. He will zealously cleanse the Temple (Ps. 69:9; Mal. 3:1; Jn.2:15-16)

Specific prophecies about the death of Christ

  1. He will be betrayed by a friend (Psalm 41:9, Matthew 26:49)
  2. The price of his betrayal will be 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12; Matthew 26:15)
  3. His betrayal money will be cast to the floor of the temple. (Zechariah 11:13; Matthew 27:5)
  4. His betrayal money will be used to buy a potter’s field (Zechariah 11:13; Matthew 27:7)
  5. He will be forsaken and deserted by his disciples (Zechariah 13:7; Mark 14:50)
  6. He will be accused by false witnesses (Psalm 35:11; Matthew 26:59-60)
  7. He will be silent before his accusers (Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 27:12)
  8. He will be wounded and bruised (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 27:26)
  9. He will be hated without a cause (Psalm 69:4; John 15:25)
  10. He will be struck and spit on (Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 26:67)
  11. He will be mocked, ridiculed and rejected (Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 27:27-31 and John 7:5, 48)
  12. He will collapse from weakness (Psalm 109:24-25; Luke 23:26)
  13. He will be taunted with specific words (Psalm 22:6-8; Matthew 27:39-43)
  14. People will shake their heads at him (Psalm 109:25; Matthew 27:39)
  15. People will stare at him (Psalm 22:17; Luke 23:35)
  16. He will be executed among sinners (Isaiah 53:12; Matthew 27:38)
  17. His hands and feet will be pierced (Psalm 22:16; Luke 23:33)
  18. He will pray for his persecutors (Isaiah 53:12; Luke 23:34)
  19. His friends and family will stand afar off and watch (Psalm 38:11; Luke 23:49)
  20. His garments will be divided and won by the casting of lots. (Psalm 22:18; John 19:23-24)
  21. He will thirst. (Psalm 69:21; John 19:28)
  22. He will be given gall and vinegar (Psalm 69:21; Matthew 27:34)
  23. He will commit himself to God (Psalm 31:5; Luke 23:46)
  24. His bones will be left unbroken (Psalm 34:20; John 19:33)
  25. His heart will rupture (Psalm 22:14; John 19:34)
  26. His side will be pierced (Zechariah 12:10; John 19:34)
  27. Darkness will come over the land at midday (Amos 8:9; Matthew 27:45)
  28. He will be buried in a rich man’s tomb (Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57-60)
  29. He will die 483 years after the declaration of Artaxerxes to rebuild the temple in 444 B.C. (Daniel 9:24)

Adapted from Beyond Belief to Convictions by Josh McDowell